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Lutron EA Ltd - Achieving Success with LED Lighting
Achieving Success with LED Lighting
Seminar, by Lutron EA Ltd
Following the most recent phase of the EC halogen-lamp ban in September 2016, many lighting fixtures are being retro-fitted with LED lamps. However, installers often report problems with flicker, nuisance tripping, interference issues, and more. This seminar explains why these problems sometimes occur, and how to solve them at the specification/design stage.

Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is a leading lighting and blinds control solutions provider headquartered in Pennsylvania. The company designs and manufactures more than 15,000 energy-saving products and sells them in over 100 countries around the world. The company’s early inventions — including its first dimmer design — are now exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes.
burmatex ltd - Carpet Tiles: from Manufacture to Specification
Carpet Tiles: from Manufacture to Specification
Seminar, by burmatex ltd
Describes the manufacturing processes and component materials involved in the construction of commercial carpet tiles. Gain a better understanding of the performance characteristics and environmental qualities of carpet tiles.

Also includes a comprehensive overview of a carpet tile’s structure, identifying the way each element influences final durability and appearance.

Burmatex is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of contract carpet tiles and planks. Its eco-friendly portfolio focuses on the design and creation of innovative products to meet the needs of architects, specifiers and contractors, with a continuously expanding range of carpets to suit the education, leisure, commercial and public sectors.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minute.
Geberit Sales Ltd - Embedding Acoustics into Design
Embedding Acoustics into Design
Seminar, by Geberit Sales Ltd
It’s three o’clock in the morning. Your hotel room resonates with the sound of a toilet being flushed elsewhere and the gurgling of water rushing through discharge pipes buried inside paper-thin walls.

It really needn’t be that way. There are cost-efficient solutions and building techniques that can dramatically reduce unwanted sanitary noise. This seminar examines what causes noise, the importance of acoustics in design, acoustic regulations, and designing with acoustics in mind, in addition to presenting some useful acoustic data.

Geberit is a European leader in the field of sanitary products, offering a variety of solutions in piping, drainage, ceramics and bathroom furniture. Its broad product range offers a plethora of acoustically-optimised sanitary solutions – all the result of extensive design and development at the company’s own purpose-built, and unique, building technology and acoustics laboratory.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Dornbracht UK Ltd - Glassed Titanium Steel within the Bathroom
Glassed Titanium Steel within the Bathroom
Seminar, by Dornbracht UK Ltd
Discover how glazed titanium steel – a composite material – has been developed over the years to the point where it is now regularly incorporated into bathroom designs. Also includes information about the sustainability and environmental credentials of glazed titanium steel, its features and benefits, and an introduction to origami steel with a maximum 0.3mm rim thickness.

Dornbracht unites two internationally active, leading brand-name family-run manufacturers of high-quality designer fittings and accessories for bathrooms and kitchens. Highly qualified staff and modern production technologies guarantee the finest manufacturing standards. The company focuses on design and foundation of water expertise: technological progress in terms of connectivity and comfort, and prevention in the sense of health and wellbeing.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
CD (UK) Ltd - Modern Solid Surfaces: Invention, Manufacture and Design
Modern Solid Surfaces: Invention, Manufacture and Design
Seminar, by CD (UK) Ltd
Find out more about the endless design opportunities afforded by solid surface. Includes information on solid surface’s development, its characteristics and benefits, current applications, properties and environmental credentials, support, warranty and service infrastructure, and production to fabrication processes.

With over 50 years’ experience in the solid surface industry, Corian® Design is a leading global brand in surfacing materials for interior design and architecture. Its colour range extends from subtle to bright solid colours, through to natural-looking designs mimicking stone such as marble. A selection of colours is also translucent and can be backlit.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 60 minutes.
Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC - Right Brick First Time
Right Brick First Time
Find out more about bricks, their history and the various types available. Also, discover how to narrow down the choice of bricks suitable for different areas, how mortar colour and joints can change the overall appearance of a building, the importance of movement joints and what materials to use to fill movement joints, and how bond patterns and specials can be used to great effect in a building’s overall finish.

Michelmersh is a leading specification brick and paving manufacturer. It has grown and innovated from a company with a rich heritage to become one of the most trusted names in the prestige build environment. New technologies and new designs have helped to attract a wider customer following, while maintaining Michelmersh’s reputation as a producer of beautiful, durable, natural-looking clay pieces.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Hörmann (UK) Ltd - Specifying the Correct Door
Specifying the Correct Door
Seminar, by Hörmann (UK) Ltd
Focuses on how to choose the right door for your project by examining everything from thermal insulation to price and convenience. Finding the right door should be addressed as early as possible in the design process. This seminar highlights the importance of this decision and other important considerations when specifying doors.

The Hörmann Group is a leading German door manufacturer with its UK headquarters in Leicestershire. Hörmann supplies private and commercial customers throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The family-run company employs more than 6,000 staff and is renowned for its quality and innovation in up-and-over, roller, sectional and side-sliding garage doors and operators, as well as its entrance and internal doors for the home.

All Hörmann doors are produced using environmentally-friendly methods, from the colour coatings and foam infills used in the doors themselves, to the regenerative exhaust filter systems used in Hörmann’s factories.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Thermal Economics Ltd - Understanding Acoustics: Basic Principles of Designing and Specifying Separating Floor Solutions
Understanding Acoustics: Basic Principles of Designing and Specifying Separating Floor Solutions
A look at the reduction of sound transmission through separating floors in the domestic environment. Understand how sound travels through a structure, the regulatory requirements for new builds and refurbishments, along with the methods and materials needed to achieve compliance.

Thermal Economics has been delivering thermal and acoustic insulation products to the UK construction industry for over 35 years. Its range of acoustic insulations has become one of the most popular in the construction industry, with a proven track record of exceptional performance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.